Vienna epitomizes pleasure, art, craftsmanship and high culture like no other city in the world. Be prepared to be surprised by what Vienna has to offer. Read more about these 4 luxurious highlights that you did not know about.
Enjoy an Evening All Alone in The Museum
Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and supermodel Kate Moss at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Tom Cruise at the Belvedere, Sharon Stone, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Albertina, and Madonna and Yoko Ono at the Leopold Museum. They’ve all taken exclusive guided tours of the collections on display at some of Vienna’s best-known museums.
The Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, for example, offers unique insights behind the scenes of its collections. Over the past quarter of a millennium, a layer of patina has given Leopold Mozart’s violin a blackish tinge. Every now and again, a top musician takes this priceless instrument out if its display cabinet and the sweet melody of a sonata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – the son of the violin’s former owner – soon fills the air in the marble hall, home to the Collection of Historic Musical Instruments. A tiny audience listens in – even though the museum has long since closed for the night. This unforgettable performance is possible by private tours which give visitors the chance to view the museum’s collections at their leisure.
There is A New Collection in Town
Vienna's outstanding offering as a city of art now has another extraordinary museum for you to visit. In the heart of Vienna, the Heidi Horten Collection invites you to view one of the highest-quality private collections in Europe. To accommodate it, the Stöcklgebäude, a city center palace located between the Vienna State Opera, Albertina, and Burggarten, was lavishly renovated and transformed in to a modern museum temple.
One of The World’s Best Restaurant is Waiting For You
The city's offering of first-class dining ranges from Viennese to international cuisine. Birgit and Heinz Reitbauer's Steirereck was ranked 12th in the World's 50 Best Restaurants. With Restaurant Amador, Austria also has a three-star restaurant.
As a world city, Vienna also offers international cuisine of the highest standard, from Italian to Japanese. Also awarded with one Michelin star each is the exciting, contemporary cuisine at the Aend, the Mediterranean-inspired dishes at the restaurant Edvard in the Hotel Kempinski, the Japanese cuisine at Shiki, and the purely vegetarian cuisine at Tian.
No Other City has More Vineyards in Its Limits
Wine growing has a long tradition in Vienna. Nowadays, the city presents itself with a lively wine scene. You can find it not only in the city center and it’s rich range of restaurants, but also and especially in the hills of Vienna. There you can not only let enjoy authentic wine, food and life while relaxing in the vineyards but also an amazing view.
The terrace in front of the church on the Leopoldsberg hill is a well-kept secret. On clear days, the spectacular views stretch far beyond the Austrian capital and as far as Bratislava, some 55 km away. Closer at hand, the Danube cuts through a sea of buildings in the basin below. Framed by the hills marking the fringes of the Vienna Woods, highlights include familiar landmarks such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Dominique Perrault’s DC Tower, the Giant Ferris Wheel and the Millennium Tower.
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